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Activist Lawyer Tom Linzey to Speak at Maharishi University of Management
by - Leanne Hays

The Sustainable Living Department and Maharishi University of Management are proud to welcome Tom Linzey, the Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.  Mr. Linzey will speak at MUM on Wednesday, September the 18th at 8:00pm in Dalby Hall, Argiro Building.  The event will also be live streamed to enable audiences worldwide to enjoy Mr. Linzey's exciting message of community empowerment.

Tom Linzey has worked with the CELDF on cases in over 500 communities across the United States, funded entirely by donations.  In a recent case Mr. Linzey helped the citizens of Mora County, New Mexico to draft and pass an ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction. 

Tom Linzey explains on the CELDF website, “Existing state and federal oil and gas laws force fracking and other extraction activities into communities, overriding concerns of residents.  Today’s vote in Mora County is a clear rejection of this structure of law which elevates corporate rights over community rights, which protects industry over people and the natural environment.  This vote is a clear expression of the rights guaranteed in the New Mexico Constitution which declares that all governing authority is derived from the people.  With this vote, Mora is joining a growing people’s movement for community and nature’s rights.” 


If you're interested in learning more about your rights as a citizen and community member, and how to take back those rights from ever encroaching corporate control, you do not want to miss this lecture.  Join us and be informed, encouraged, and inspired.  Meet and network with fellow citizens who share your concerns and dreams for a better future.  See you there!



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